As a future preventative measure against disaster, one thing you can do rather than rely on the manufacturer's...
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restore CD is to use Symantec Ghost, Boot-It Next Generation or another partition-imaging program to create an offline image of the hard drive (with the proper product key), which can then be restored in the future if things go south on you again. I have dealt with enough system-restore disks to know that they are often terribly inflexible, so don't rely on them if you can help it. Creating a system image and using it to restore the same system is not a violation of Microsoft's licensing agreements.
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